The false choice

Pundits on both sides of US politics agree that you have to either cut spending and/or raise taxes in order to make a dent in the deficit between the money the government brings in and the money it spends. Currently servicing the government’s debt of $14 trillion cost $190 billion in 2009, which is nearly … Continue reading The false choice

Believe it or not, Republicans have good health reform ideas too

There’s an op-ed in the New York Times from five conservatives with constructive ideas on how to improve health care reform: Bill Frist, Mark McClellan, James Pinkerton, Charles Kolb and Newt Ginrich. Well, at least four of them have sound ideas. I think that former senator Bill Frist’s snarky intro that the Democrats have “failed … Continue reading Believe it or not, Republicans have good health reform ideas too